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Bioblitzes

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about Art’s recent efforts to document the beetle faunae at Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina and Newport News Park, Virginia by taking part in two bioblitz events.

Photo: Big Pinnacle of Pilot Mountain at Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina

La Brea Beetles Revisited

Anna Holden is the lead author of a new paper that examines beetle fragments from the La Brea Tar Pits in California. Anna discusses with entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark about how beetle bits--tens of thousands of years old--can provide insights into the climatic conditions that once prevailed at the Los Angeles Basin.

Read an abstract of Anna’s article in Quaternary Science Reviews.

Dead Opossum

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark talk about Art’s backyard opossum project.

Photo: This opossum attracted a host of carrion feeding insects in just a matter of days.

Ants of Virginia

Dr. Kal Ivanov of the Virginia Natural History Museum joins entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark in a discussion about his survey of the ants of Virginia.

Photo: Dr. Kal Ivanov standing in a mating swarm of Myrmica ants atop Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County, Virginia.

Ant-Plant Interactions

Dr. Kal Ivanov of the Virginia Museum of Natural History joins entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark to talk about ants and plants and their interactions in Virginia and beyond.

Photo: An ant in the genus Aphaenogaster carrying a bloodroot seed. Note the pale, fleshy proteinaceous elaisome used by the ant to carry the seed.

 

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